Designer Tejo Remy makes the Rag Chair by bundling old clothes together with polyester packing straps. The chair sells for $4300 at Droog, a website worth checking out just for the sake of it. Remy will accept bundles of your old clothes, for your custom order.
The chair has something in common with a small, but lovely book I read last summer called Love, Loss and What I Wore. A collection of memories organized around by what the author, Ilene Beckerman, was wearing at different moments in her life. Sometimes it was the moment that mattered to her, at others, it was the person - often her grandmother - who sewed the dress for her.
It would be interesting to go through the process of bundling up all those significant moments and then...watch a stranger sit on them.